And ‘Forbes’s Highest Paid Celebrity of 2019 Is…

And ‘Forbes’s Highest Paid Celebrity of 2019 Is…

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It’s that time of year again—Forbes just released its highest paid celebrity list of 2019 and the richest celeb is Taylor Swift.

Yup, looks like the 29-year-old singer has returned to the top this year with her biggest earnings to date. According to Forbes, the “You Need to Calm Down” singer’s estimated pay last year was $185 million (pre-tax). We’re serious. 

This is a major increase for Swift in the past year, over $100 million more than the $80 million she made in the previous year. Now that’s a serious raise. 

Not too far behind her is Kylie Jenner—aka the youngest billionaire ever—who pulled in a whopping $170 million. This puts the makeup mogul only $15 mil behind the singer. 

Swift is no stranger to the top of the Forbes list however. In 2017, she won the title with $170 million. Both times she topped the list coincided with her tour. Her Reputation world tour (which began last year) became the highest grossing U.S tour ever since Billboard began tracking tours in 1990 (!), while her 1984 tour in 2017 was also largely successful. 

According to Forbes, aside from her tour, other major income contributions came from Netflix acquiring her live concert special and her deals with Apple, AT&T and Diet Coke. 

As for the rest of the people featured on the list? Kanye West was third with $150 million, soccer player Lionel Messi was fourth with $127 million and our queen Bey landed a spot at number 20 with $81 million earned.

You can check out the full list here. Congrats Taylor!

 

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